A new malware called “WolfRAT is targeting messaging apps, such as WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and Line on Thai Android devices.

WolfRAT, according to the Cisco Talos intelligence team, is based on a leak of the previously leaked DenDroid malware family. Talos said in a blog post it highly believes that this modified version of the malware is operated by an outfit known as “Wolf Research,” appears to be closed ­but rebranded as “LokD,” posing an active threat.

In March, PC Risk reported that LokD belongs to the ransomware family called Djvu, which encrypts victim’s files, renames them and creates a ransom note. LokD renames encrypted files by appending the “.lokd” extension to their filenames.

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